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November 19, 2018
Politically progressive charter advocates search for new strategy in wake of New York’s blue wave
In the wake of this sea change, what charter-school advocacy will look like is an open question. Little hope exists that state politicians will raise the controversial charter cap — even as only eight slots for new city schools remain.
Updated June 19, 2018
Judge strikes down rule allowing some New York charter schools to certify their own teachers
The ruling upends the plans of the city’s largest charter school network, Success Academy.
Updated February 9, 2018
New York education officials move to block rules allowing some charter schools to certify their own teachers
The lawsuit seeks to overturn regulations approved by SUNY allowing the charter schools it oversees to design their own teacher-certification programs.
December 15, 2017
Two Citizens of the World charter schools will close at the end of this year
Two Brooklyn charter elementary schools will be shuttered at the end of this school year, after they heard they were likely to be turned down for renewal.
October 12, 2017
New York unions sue, accusing charter schools of lowering standards for teachers
The lawsuit comes a day after SUNY voted to relax teacher certification requirements.
Updated October 11, 2017
The votes are in: Some New York charter schools can now certify their own teachers
In select charter schools overseen by SUNY, prospective teachers will soon only have to sit for the equivalent of a month of instruction before entering classrooms.
October 8, 2017
SUNY revises controversial proposal to let some New York charter schools certify their own teachers
Prospective teachers will be required to sit for significantly more hours of instruction before they enter classrooms than in the original proposal.
October 2, 2017
22,000 New Yorkers will get new college scholarship from the state after 94,000 applied
Nearly 22,000 New York state students qualified for the first round of the state’s new “Excelsior Scholarship,” which provides free tuition at CUNY and SUNY schools.
August 10, 2017
Amid concerns about plan to let charter schools certify their own teachers, changes could be on the way
Changes may be on the way to SUNY's controversial proposal that would allow charter schools to certify their own teachers.
July 17, 2017
State education officials question another batch of Success Academy charter renewals
Reigniting a debate that flared in April, the state is poised to send a set of Success Academy charter school renewals back to SUNY instead of approving them.
March 1, 2016
Why New York’s charter movement has stalled — and what it needs to grow
Dirk Tillotson: New York's charter authorizers have new standards. They aren't necessarily higher, but they are designed to reject more schools — which has costs.
November 16, 2015
As charter approvals dwindle, state ed officials begin to ask why
Two city charter schools got preliminary approval from the Board of Regents — but the overall number of new charter schools might reach its lowest number in years.
November 11, 2015
Why calls for Success Academy sanctions aren’t likely to succeed
Experts say SUNY’s intervention specifically is unlikely. Here’s why.
By the numbers
September 28, 2015
For charter schools serving overage or homeless students, typical metrics don’t add up
What happens when serving an important group of students makes it nearly impossible to meet normal benchmarks — and what does that mean for Broome Street Academy?
Updated June 30, 2015
SUNY charter chair: We won’t authorize more schools without more funding
The SUNY Charter School Institute is facing a choice between maintaining strict standards and stretching its staff thin, according to the chair of its charter committee.
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